Medical marijuana firms lead donors for legalization campaigns — mostly outside Md.
Donors associated with companies holding medical marijuana licenses are providing most of the funding for ballot measures that would legalize recreational marijuana in several states.
Medical marijuana panel lacks administrative review, Md. court says
Cannabis growers and processors denied licenses by Maryland’s medicinal marijuana commission may seek judicial review without first mounting an administrative challenge, the state’s second-highest court ruled.
Md. judicial ethics panel bars commissioners’ medical marijuana use
Maryland district court commissioners violate ethical rules if they use marijuana for medicinal purposes, which, though legal in the state, is outlawed by the federal government, the Maryland Judicial Ethics Committee stated in an opinion this week. In a separate decision, the ethics panel said a Maryland judge may serve on the board of a […]
Law enforcement seeks to differentiate legal cannabis from contraband
Rapidly changing law on marijuana use and possession in Maryland, from the decriminalization of small amounts to the legalization of medical use, has left some law enforcement officers wondering what the presence or odor of marijuana means for them when they are conducting stops and searches. In the two years since medical cannabis was legalized […]
Marijuana decriminalization sparks confusion in Md. workplaces
OCEAN CITY — The rapidly changing landscape of marijuana decriminalization has caused “mass confusion” and legal issues in Maryland workplaces, requiring employers and employees to be aware of ongoing developments, lawyers said Friday at a panel discussion at the Maryland State Bar Association’s Legal Summit and Annual Meeting. The Labor and Employment Section of the [&hell[...]
UMB plans medical cannabis graduate degree
The University of Maryland, Baltimore would become the first university in the country to offer a graduate degree in cannabis therapeutics under a proposal granted preliminary approval Tuesday by a committee of the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Already a billion-dollar industry, medical cannabis is a lucrative and fast-growing field that has a […]
Maryland’s medical marijuana sales hit $96 million
Maryland's medical marijuana industry brought in $96.3 million during its first year of operation.
Maryland medical marijuana sales surpassing forecast
Medical marijuana sales in Maryland are surpassing a previous forecast and could reach $100 million this year.
Md. medical pot regulators reinstate firm in licensing process
The Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission is allowing a company picked to grow the drug to compete again for a license while two of its former executives await trial on charges of smuggling cannabis oil.
Ex-employees claims Md. marijuana grower using pesticides
Maryland’s first licensed medical marijuana grower may now be the first such company to be investigated for using pesticides on its plants. Three former employees of Stevensonville-based ForwardGro filed sworn affidavits last week with the Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission alleging the use of the chemicals. The request for an investigation comes on the heels of a legislative […]
HerbaFi latest shop to open in Maryland’s growing medical pot industry
The dispensary is located in downtown Silver Spring, adjacent the Metro station, and will be open seven days a week.
Overhaul of Md.’s medical marijuana law proves elusive
Opponents of an effort to expand the number of medical cannabis grower and processing licenses say a legislative effort to promote diversity will have the opposite effect and would likely benefit companies that already hold licenses.